Do You Know How to Sew?

August 5, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

My answer to that question would be: sort of. I took the requisite home ec/sewing classes back in 8th grade, but that was, we'll say, several years ago. I've dabbled since then, but I haven't done anything really complicated—my crafty tendencies have veered more toward knitting, embroidery, screen printing, etc.


However, I brought my sewing machine back from my parents' house last week, and I'm now filled with anticipation about all the amazing things I can make. BurdaStyle has become my latest guilty pleasure.

I don't think I'm up for the complicated stuff quite yet. Instead I'm going to start with some patterns from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing. Specifically the place mats that have utensil holders built in. Then after that new covers for the pillows on my sofa (if anyone knows of a good zipper tutorial, I'm looking for one!).

So tell me, what's your sewing skill level? Are you more Denise Huxtable or future contestant on Project Runway?

(image from cesarastudillo on flickr)